The Purple On These Hills

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I smell the demilune
These farms used to dance in its fane
Out of the hills the lupines smiled
As the carburator sang to the swain

And I see the sunrise
we have nothing to our name
And oh how the tank fell empty
But oh how the sky was aflame

It seems like the best thing to do is wait it out
But as we drove across this state my heart intoned
"I can't believe we found this place
And could make this home to raise our own" -
That is, if you love the purple on these hills as I do

What if we bought a little hovel
And I'll work on cars all day?
Follow the geese out to the valley
As the cotton mill sang to the swain

I hear the sunset
The wise old man told us of nil
Improvise this quartet
Like a dicot your mind stood still

It seems like the best thing to do is wait it out
But as we drove across this state my heart intoned
"I can't believe we found this place
And could make this home to raise our own" -
That is, if you love the purple on these hills as I do

As I lay here in my bed
I have no regrets to face
Bring no ceremony with you
As I leave you with some grace

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from Radiate, Satellite, released July 24, 2012

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Makeunder Oakland, California

Led by songwriter Hamilton Ulmer, Makeunder wrestles diverse tastes - from Renaissance motet, to art rock, to 90's R&B, synth pop, soul, & modern orchestral music - into powerful songs about death, survival, migration, & loss.

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